As we look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I would take time to write down what I’m thankful for and share with you.
First and foremost, I’m thankful for my family and friends, their health, and the love that we share each day, even when we are busy, distracted, or overwhelmed. My thankfulness is multiplied when I remember that not everyone has this blessing.
Next, I’m thankful for my Highland family, and to be able to work for an organization that has caring as a central value. I’m thankful to come to work every day with the pride of knowing that we are helping people during the most vulnerable times of their lives, and sometimes when everyone else has given up on them. I’m thankful that our clinicians and our staff have chosen to come to work with us to care for our community. I’m thankful that every day, I see examples of how we help others. I’m thankful that as an organization, we come together to take care of each other in times of need. This is a gift indeed.
Finally, I’m thankful that we are an organization with a long, rich history upon which we can build, and a bright future that we are working toward. I’m thankful that so many are willing to use their talents and skills to help us as we realize that bright future.
So, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you—and to each of you, thank you. I hope you’ll take some time to think about what you are thankful for over the next few days—and to celebrate the gifts that we have all been given.